Sport on TV this weekend: Leinster Final, Munster Final, Wimbledon finals and McGregor v Mendes 6 years ago

Sport on TV this weekend: Leinster Final, Munster Final, Wimbledon finals and McGregor v Mendes

All your weekend's sport on the box, in one handy place.



The Ashes - Live, Sky Sports Ashes, 10.30am

We're aware that some of you will have zero interest in a cricket match between England and Australia, but at the same time, some people just can't get enough of it.

If you belong in the latter category, then you're going to be spoiled by the wall-to-wall coverage of the event on Sky over the weekend; hell, they've even gone and renamed Sky Sports 2 for the duration of it.

Wimbledon Ladies' Singles Final, BBC One, 1pm


What has been a cracking couple of weeks at Wimbledon comes to a conclusion this weekend, starting with the Ladies Final, with coverage on the Beeb beginning at 1pm.

during day eight of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2015 in London, England.

Tour de France Live, TG4, 1.10pm

Eight days into the Tour de France and it's beginning to get tougher and tougher for the participants, with today's stage featuring a 180km ride from Rennes to Mur-de-Bretagne with a sweat-inducing climb at the finish.


Live European Tour Golf, Sky Sports 4, 2pm

Day three of the Scottish Open from East Lothian, a tournament that most of the bug guns use a tune-up for the big one at St. Andrews next week.

All-Ireland hurling qualifier, Dublin v Limerick, RTE 2, 4.40pm

The first of an appetising double header at Semple Stadium, both of these sides exited their provincial Championships in disappointing fashion.


Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Quarter-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 28/3/2015 Dublin vs Limerick Paudie O'Brien of Limerick with Ryan O'Dwyer of Dublin Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Both will also need to improve on their performances against Laois and Westmeath respectively if they want to have a proper tilt at this year's Championship.

Live PGA Tour Golf, Sky Sports 5, 6pm

Lots of the big guns in the States will be in Scotland tuning up for The Open, but there'll be a few left behind at the John Deere Classic in Illinois.

All-Ireland hurling qualifier, Cork v Clare, Sky Sports 3, 6.30pm


Sky have had to play second fiddle to RTE in terms of GAA coverage so far this year, but there's a dinger in store on Saturday evening in a repeat of the 2013 All-Ireland Hurling Final.

Heroes: The Best Of Inpho Sports Photography 30/11/2013 These pictures are from the book and can be used free of charge when used in connection with articles about the book. The book is available at Clare's Shane O'Donnell goes past Cork's Shane O'Neill. All-Ireland Hurling Final 2013 Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Both teams have responded well to their earlier defeats in the Munster Championship but this will give a better idea where both of these teams are truly at and which one of them is ready to face the bigger tests ahead.


Live UFC 189 Prelims, BT Sport 2, 1am

A nice little taster for the main event later on, with our own Cathal Pendred going up against John Howard in one of four preliminary fights at the MGM Grand.

Before that, meanwhile, you can catch Neil '2 Tap' Seery in action against Louis Smolka in the early preliminaries on UFC Fight Pass.

UFC 189 Live, Conor McGregor v Chad Mendes, BT Sport 2, 3am

The big one.

Yes, it would be better if Jose Aldo was there but this is still a massive deal for the man known as The Notorious and we expect that a lot of people will either wait up 'til, or get up at, stupid o'clock to watch him in action.

UFC Fight Night 59, TD Garden, Boston, USA 18/1/2015 Conor McGregor vs Denis Siver Ireland's Conor McGregor makes his way to the octagon Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Emily Harney

The main event itself won't start until around 6am, but there's plenty to keep you entertained until then, including a bout featuring McGregor's stablemate Gunnar 'Gunni' Nelson in action against Brandon Thatch.

The Ashes - Live, Sky Sports Ashes, 10am

If you spent your whole day Saturday watching the cricket, you're probably going to do the same thing on Sunday and you can do so from the earlier time of 10am on the dedicated Sky Sports channel.

The Sunday Game Live, Dublin v Westmeath, Tipperary v Waterford, RTE 2, 1.15pm

Another Sunday, another huge day of provincial final action on RTE, with Westmeath facing the nigh on impossible task of dethroning the Dubs at Croker before Tipp and Waterford go head to head in Semple Stadium.

Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final, Semple Stadium, Tipperary 7/6/2015 Waterford vs Cork Waterford selector Dan Shanahan and manager Derek McGrath celebrate after the match Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Tour de France Live, TG4, 1.55pm

Day nine of one of the toughest sporting events on the planet features a 28km team time-trial from Vannes to Plumelec.

Wimbledon Mens' Singles Final, BBC One, 2pm

Men's finals at SW19 in the modern era have tended to be quite epic and there's nothing to suggest that this year won't follow suit. Get comfy on the couch, because this one could go on for hours.

during day nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 8, 2015 in London, England.

Live European Tour Golf, Sky Sports 4, 2pm

All the action from the final day of the Scottish Open, where the winner will look to maintain their good form for the British Open just four days later.

Live PGA Tour Golf, Sky Sports 5, 6pm

Day Four of the John Deere Classic in Illinois, a decent option to fill the gap between the end of Wimbledon and the Munster hurling final and the Sunday Game highlights a little later on.

The Sunday Game, RTE 2, 9.30pm

Loads to get through on tonight's edition of the Sunday Game, with highlights from a whole load of football and hurling qualifiers and the aforementioned provincial finals.

As usual, expect plenty of talking points and plenty of shtyle from the respective analysts.

Who knows, it could get a little bit scary...